Ladies and Gentlemen, My Friends in our HMAA family,

 It is a great honor to become the president of the HMAA, as I was an exchange student of the society a long time ago.

Meantime, motivation for our younger generation and students to follow our founding fathers and mothers’ dreams and vision to educate and share medical knowledge without borders.

Welcome back to Sarasota! I hope all of you are enjoying our 53rd annual scientific meeting, which will as always, provide us with fruitful discussions after superb presentations. We are so excited to learn from each other, not only within the scope of scientific discourse but also about personal and professional milestones in our relaxed atmosphere!

 Our programs: This year, we continue our flagship student exchange program, and we re-opened the fellowship and observer programs.

 We restarted our academic exchange programs in both Buffalo and Houston, in which we have more than 30 medical students currently enrolled. You will be able to meet students in person and listen in on their lectures as well. We also have three research fellows from Hungary working an annual term at the Houston DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center. We continue to support our student conference in Balatonfured, which was held August 26-27, 2022, and we will welcome the best English Lecture Award Winner at our meeting.

Fellowship program: already graduated doctors can apply for short or even super short as long a day mini fellowships in 15 different locations and different specialties.

 I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals supporting our organization and our programs. Your contribution powers great opportunities and immense innovations. Let us all come together to make our annual meeting another great success. This having been said, I would like to extend our warm welcome to everyone at the 53rd annual meeting of the Hungarian Medical Association of America!

 My promise is to continue to work hard for our society!

 Enjoy your time with each other, make new friends, and stay safe!

 Sarasota, October 27, 2022


Zsolt Garami, MD

President, HMAA